As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing getting the best price on a car that hasn’t yet hit the lots, buying a reasonably priced car that will appreciate in value, and whether or not it’s crazy to buy an old Volvo 1800 Our first two topics this week come from the same reader. He wants to know how to get the best price on an all-new Mercedes and how to not spend a fortune on a cool car that might make him some money. First, my wife wants the new GLE 450, but it’s not on the lots yet. Is it possible to negotiate a price on a car before it arrives or is it smarter to wait six months to gain some leverage? This is a question that readers and clients ask me frequently. I’ll tell you what I tell them: It really depends on the car and the projected demand. On a car like the new GLE 450 Mercedes isn’t … [Read more...] about How Do I Get the Best Deal on a Car That’s Not Even Out Yet?
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You can try to sell your used car on your own, but if you don’t have any experience with the used car market, it may be difficult to know the best price for your car. You may end up underpricing, i.e., selling it for less than it’s worth, or overpricing, thereby having to endure a long wait for an offer. However, there’s an easy solution. With the availability of reputable online car purchasing service like We Buy Cars Today, you can get a professional car valuation instantly. That’s the benefit of obtaining a realistic and fair assessment of your car from their comprehensive service. Services include: Free and instant online car valuation Free car inspection Immediate payment Complete paperwork How does a used car valuation tool work? A car price valuation tool can give you an idea of how much your used car is worth. The price estimate is derived from sophisticated, extensive market research and data collection. Car valuation is based on numerous data points. … [Read more...] about Car Valuation Gets You The Best Price For Your Car
With the new 2019 model year in full swing, and the holidays around the corner, a lot of consumers are looking for new cars. That means the deals aren't quite as good as they were in August and September when dealers and automakers were trying to clear out old inventory in preparation for the new models. Some prices have gone up and discounts down. Surprisingly, though, that has resulted in a few identical bargains reported by Green Car Reports partners at CarsDirect.com. As they have in recent months, CarsDirect researchers have limited the picks to those that have broad nationwide availability to avoid some models that are only available in small numbers in certain areas. 2018 Nissan Leaf Electric cars As in recent months, the best deals on electric cars available nationwide are on the Nissan Leaf. It's available to lease for the same $219 a month with $2,929 due at signing as last month. That's despite the fact that Nissan has slashed discounts from more than $11,000 to just … [Read more...] about Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for November 2018
Register for our free newsletterRunning a car can be expensive. Everything from the initial purchase, refuelling, servicing costs and — perhaps most annoying of all — insurance. It often feels like insurance companies are out to get every pound from your pocket — offering premiums that seem more ridiculous year-on-year. It doesn’t have to be this way though, and there’s plenty of steps you can take to cut down your insurance costs. Increase your excess It might be tempting to keep your excess low to minimise the upfront cost should the worst happen to your car, but this can result in much higher premiums. Experiment with the different excess costs when you’re shopping around. Your policy price could tumble by simply adding £50 more to your excess. Of course, make sure you can afford to stump up the cash in the event of an accident. Consider your annual mileage Are you covering a few thousand miles less annually than your insurance allows? … [Read more...] about How to get the best deal on your car insurance
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs, longer loans The average price paid for a new car stands at $34,623, compared with $31,078 five years ago. Interest rates also are higher, at about 5.7% versus 4.4% five years ago. As those costs rise, consumers increasingly are stretching out the life of their loan as well. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Sarah O'Brien, CNBC Published 2:05 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CLOSE If you’re thinking about buying a new car, it may be your ZIP code that could give you the best rebate deal. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs, longer loans